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Welcome to Houston: Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

BRUNCH! (photo: @bckitchen Instagram)

To say I’ve been stalking these guys on Instagram for some time would be an understatement. Their brunch game looks strong and it’s finally coming to Houston in about a month. In my mind, I am already in line. Seriously, they have brunch items like a Fruity Pebble Pancake Souffle (pictured), and don’t forget bottomless mimosas and bloody marys for the win.

But back to my dinner the other night. Short and sweet: it was fabulous. It’s definitely a cheat-meal kind of spot (though the salads were definitely worth a look if that’s more your thing) and the vibe of the entire spot was something Houston needs to embrace with open arms.

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations is definitely comfort food, they’ve got TVs to keep up with your sports, and don’t forget about their 260+ whiskeys to choose from. If you’re more of a wine gal (or guy), you won’t be disappointed with the wine list. Or the barrel-aged cocktails. Speaking of their cocktails – here’s just a little peak – The Bosscat (Basil Hayden’s bourbon, citrus bitters, rosemary), House Old Fashioned (made with Maker’s Mark) and Bosslady Vol. 2 (Wild Turkey bourbon, blackberry citrus-infused syrup, thyme). The spot also promises to have a seasonally rotating cocktail menu, so there’s definitely something for everyone.

And when it comes to comfort food, these folks know just what the doctor ordered. Try the Pork Belly Poutine (Bosscat Fries with crisp pork belly, Ellsworth Creamery cheese curds and Andouille sausage gravy, optional duck fat fried egg) or the Bosscat Press (slow-roasted BBQ pulled pork, ham, cheese, house-made pickles, mustard on an American baguette), just to name a few.

Photo via @bckitchen Instagram

Menu aside, if you want to know why this place will be a popular Houston spot, here’s another reason: It’s a quaint, rustic, industrial-chic interior – with 14-foot ceilings, stained concrete floors and expertly finished reclaimed wood, steel and brick. Plus, it seats 220 of your best friends, with 40 additional patio seats. Not a bad little spot for dinner, pre-game or brunch (yes, I’m still stuck on brunch).

Also, one more thing I found totally random but I adore. When your server greets you, they will say “I’ll be your best friend for the evening.” I thought it was kinda cute, but then when the drinks kept coming, I realized he really was my new BFF.

This spot is just another restaurant located near The Millennium Kirby, making it a favorite in the making!